Trans Mongolian Explorer

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  • Explorer
  • Train tour
  • Overland Journeys
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  • duration 23 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 12+ years old
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts/Ends Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia/ Saint Petersburg, Russia
Start in Ulaanbaatar and end in Saint Petersburg, the tour "Trans Mongolian Explorer" is a guided explorer trip that takes 23 days. You will be traveling through Saint Petersburg and Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia and Russia. "Trans Mongolian Explorer" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

Enjoy fascinating interludes in Mongolia, Siberia, and Russia’s Golden Ring on this exciting overland journey using iconic rail services between Ulaanbaatar, Moscow and St. Petersburg.
5 - Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
  • Andrew
  • On Nov 28 2019
5 - Excellent
Andrew's review for another Sundowners Overland tour
“This is a fascinating journey through remarkably unspoiled countries. Every day provided a place of great beauty or interest. The small group gelled into a very happy gathering. We were lucky to have such a wonderful tour leader, who contributed so much at every level.”
  • Hedley
  • From Britain
  • On Nov 11 2019
5 - Excellent
Hedley's review for another Sundowners Overland tour
“A wonderful tour with excellent service from the operators. We had a great tour leader and really good local guides. Don't think about it anymore. Go. You'll not regret it!”
  • Pieta
  • From New Zealand
  • On Dec 01 2019
5 - Excellent
Pieta's review for another Sundowners Overland tour
“This journey ticked so many boxes on my Bucket List and I loved every minute. So many contrasts a real highlight of my travel experiences. Excellently guided with fabulous behind the scenes support. Thank you Sundowners Overland!”
  • Day 1: Welcome to Mongolia!
  • Day 2: To Kharkhorin
  • Day 3: Khustai National Park
  • Day 4: Return to Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 5: Ulan Ude
  • Day 6: Ulan Ude and to Irkutsk
  • Day 7: Arrive Irkutsk and Lake Baikal
  • Day 8: Lake Baikal
  • Day 9: Irkutsk and to Yekaterinburg
  • Day 10: Irkutsk and to Yekaterinburg
  • Day 11: Arrive Yekaterinburg
  • Days 12: Yekaterinburg
  • Day 13: To Kazan
  • Day 14: To Kazan
  • Day 15: To Murom
  • Day 16: Suzdal
  • Day 17: Suzdal
  • Day 18: Suzdal and on to Moscow via Vladimir
  • Day 19: Moscow
  • Day 20: Moscow and to St. Petersburg
  • Day 21: St. Petersburg
  • Day 22: St. Petersburg
  • Day 23: St. Petersburg – Journey Concludes
  • 13 hotel (twin share)2 guesthouse (twin share)2 nights Mongolian ger (shared)5 train (4-berth)Optional single supplement available for hotel stays – prices available on request
  • 18 breakfasts 1 lunch3 dinners
  • All transfers including to and from the airport.
  • Comprehensive schedule of sightseeing with certified Local Guides. You’ll have a generous sprinkling of free time to relax or explore on your own.
  • An experienced Tour Leader accompanies the whole journey to keep your adventure on track. Local Guides are native to each destination and as certified professionals will share their immense knowledge with you. 24/7 support is available in the office and on the ground.
  • Any international flights to Ulaanbaatar and from Saint Petersburg are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Trans Mongolian Explorer tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Trans Mongolian Explorer tour. You can cancel the tour up to 78 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 77 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 11 January 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 11 January 2022, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 77 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Trans Mongolian Explorer tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Trans Mongolian Explorer tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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